I feel that the Republicans are in a little trouble this election, but I wouldn't hold my breath. The fact that the Foley scandal has hit the Evangelical base of the Republicans, should be looked at. Jack Abramoff and other scandals are more than a month ago, so they don’t really matter to the public anymore.
Congressional candidates, recently have concentrated on the fictional writings of candidates, and with such ridiculous arguments and other incidents such as Sen. Allen’s Racial Slur to Kerry’s bad joke and the bad reactions to it (Remember, Bush has made his own jokes about the war and no one got in a huff about that, don’t believe me? There is footage of it on YouTube, on Comedy Central and on TV. ) just makes one want to never be involved in the mess ever again. It seems ridiculous that people are so hypocritical on every side and that the news has become what the movie “Network” worried that it would become someday, so, you know what? I AM mad as hell, and I am NOT going to take it anymore. I am going to yell at the top of my lungs at any idiocy I see on any network and any news source by any individual.
The fact that these things have sent the Foley scandal to the back burner a bit. To paraphrase the Republican outcry of the Foley scandal, “Don’t you think it’s a little strange that this comes out NOW? RIGHT before an election?”
Dick Mountjoy, who, in fact is a dick. On the assembly floor he is known for his sense of humor and his rotund jokes. However, he is also known as a bigot, as a flinger of insults and just a callus man even to the extent of sexually harassing comments to female members of the Assembly. When I first heard he was running against Feinstein, I laughed. I thought, “oh man, he doesn’t have a chance” and today, even with a (perhaps tongue-in-cheek) attack from the LA Times, she is ahead in the polls by a staggering amount.
Unfortunately, Angelides doesn’t really seem to have a chance; he is floundering, and he is definitively not a character that California Democrats want to stand behind. As a friend of mine said; “I was around for eight years of Reagan in California and eight years of him in DC, sometimes sh*t happens.”
That is all the energy I have to talk about right now. Maybe more tomorrow about the election results.